Jakarta

Kalgoorlie Miner - - OPINION -

A new smart­phone game that en­cour­ages chil­dren to re­peat­edly kill one of the men be­hind the re­cent Jakarta at­tacks has been launched by In­done­sian po­lice in a bid to in­spire youth to “hate ter­ror­ism”. The game, called Tumpas Teroris or De­stroy Ter­ror­ists, fea­tures the 32-year-old gun­man of the Jan­uary 14 as­sault, known as Afif, who is seen shoot­ing po­lice with a chill­ingly calm de­meanour. Soft­ware de­vel­oper Ad­jie Pratama says the game is aimed at chil­dren as young as three years old so they would “hate ter­ror­ism”. But ter­ror­ism ex­pert Noor Huda Is­mail said the game could have the un­in­tended ef­fect of giv­ing Afif greater no­to­ri­ety and em­pha­sis­ing vi­o­lence. AAP

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